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Dr. Urvashi Rangan,

Dr. Urvashi Rangan, appears in the following:

Please Explain: Food Poisoning

Friday, October 11, 2013

Since March, 278 people have gotten sick from Salmonella poisoning, and now some strains of the bacteria are proving resistant to antibiotics. On this week's Please Explain we discuss Salmonella and other food borne toxins with Dr. Urvashi Rangan, toxicologist and Executive Director of the Consumer Reports Food Safety and Sustainability Center and Dr. Stephen Morse, professor of Epidemiology at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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Arsenic and Rice

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Urvashi Rangan, Director of Safety and Sustainability at Consumer Reports, talks about the recent investigation that found varying levels of arsenic in rice and rice products. Earlier this year, Consumer Reports found higher than expected levels of arsenic in apple and grape juices and called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue limits for arsenic in those juices. Based on its latest findings and analysis, Consumer Reports is asking the FDA to set limits for arsenic in rice and rice products.

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Evaluating Sunscreens

Friday, May 27, 2011

Dr. Urvashi Rangan, an environment and health scientist with Consumer Reports, helps explain the Consumer Reports sunscreen ratings -- what works best and is safest.

EPA's Sunwise UV index lookup.

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Please Explain: BPA

Friday, February 05, 2010

Bisphenol-A, known as BPA, is an important building block of several plastics and plastic additives. Concern about the use of BPA in consumer products has been growing, and questions about its safety and its effect of human health have led some retailers to remove products made of it from their ...

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Please Explain: Eco-Labels

Friday, November 13, 2009

Your broccoli, shampoo, and air conditioner might bear labels declaring them to be organic, cruelty-free, or energy efficient, but what do those labels mean and are they true? On today’s edition of Please Explain, Dr. Urvashi Rangan, Project Director for Consumer Reports' GreenerChoices.org and Consumers Union’s ...

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